ARIN Names New President and CEO

Internet Industry Veteran John Curran to Lead ARIN

Posted: 06 July 2009

The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) today announced John Curran as president and chief executive officer, effective 1 July 2009.  Mr. Curran will be responsible for building relationships with regional, international, governmental, and regulatory organizations, as well as spearheading education and awareness on issues facing the Internet community such as IPv4 depletion and IPv6 adoption.

Since 1 January 2009, Mr. Curran has served as acting president and CEO of ARIN. He is a founding member of the ARIN Board of Trustees and served as chairman from August 1997 to December 2008.

"John is the perfect person for the job.  His unparalleled knowledge of ARIN and the Internet industry, along with his extensive business experience is the best possible combination to allow ARIN to meet the changing needs of the Internet community," said Paul Vixie, Chairman of ARIN's Board of Trustees.  "We are excited that he has agreed to come aboard full time to lead the organization and direct ARIN's important registry, educational and policy initiatives during this critical time for the industry."

Mr. Curran's experience includes serving as CTO and COO for ServerVault, which provides highly secure, fully managed infrastructure solutions for sensitive federal government and commercial applications.  Prior to this, he was CTO for XO Communications, and was integral in leading the organization's technical initiatives, network architecture, and design of leading-edge capabilities built into the company's nationwide network.  Mr. Curran also served as CTO for BBN/GTE Internetworking, where he was responsible for the organization's strategic technology direction.  He led BBN's technical evolution from one of the earliest Internet Service Providers through its growth and eventual acquisition by GTE.  He has also been an active participant in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), having both co-chaired the IETF Operations and Network Management Area and served as a member of the IPng (IPv6) Directorate.

"ARIN performs a vital task in responsibly managing Internet number resources such as IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, and I am excited to have the opportunity to expand my role in the organization," said Curran.  "I look forward to working with the ARIN staff, members, and Internet community at large during such a significant time in Internet history."


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